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COVID-19: Four deaths, 28 cases confirmed in Sarnia-Lambton

Journal Staff Sarnia-Lambton’s third and fourth COVID-19 deaths were reported today, with the total number of cases in the county having reached 28. Lambton Public Health said a person in their 70s was admitted to Bluewater health on March 22 and died Sunday. A second person in their 80s was transferred to hospital on March 26… Read more »

2 deaths, 21 cases of COVID-19 in Sarnia-Lambton

Sarnia-Lambton has recorded its first COVID-19 deaths.  Two people, an 80-year-old woman and 80-year-old man, are the region’s first and second deaths of the coronavirus, Bluewater Health said. The total number of confirmed cases in Lambton County reached 21 on Sunday. Fifteen cases are at Bluewater Health, with 20 more in hospital with tests pending…. Read more »

Girls, 6, gets surprise birthday parade

Everly Kohut celebrated her 6th birthday in style on Friday when her family organized a socially distanced birthday parade on Superior Street in Sarnia. Everly stood on the sidewalk with her parents as vehicles paraded past with birthday wishes, including this one decorated by Bentley and Nolan Houle. Submitted Photo

Lambton Public Health reports 8th case of COVID-19

Journal Staff An eighth case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Lambton County. The resident, in his or her 70s, is being treated at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Lambton Public Health said late Friday. Health officials are following up with other people who were in close contact with that individual. The first five cases… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – The airport on Toronto Island is named for what famous Canadian aviator and war hero?    2 – Council recently voted to create safety zones of reduced speeds within 150 metres of what four elementary schools?  (Name two for one point)   3 – To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, what… Read more »

Student-organized ‘Drive By Food Drive’  continues today 

Cathy Dobson When Melanie Rogers gets caught up in the emotion of it all and is tempted to high-five one of her food drive volunteers or donors, she quickly stops herself. “We are following strict COVID-19 protocols,” she says.  “So we are air-fiving instead.” The food drive Rogers and other students in Lambton College’s Social Service… Read more »

Prevost adds weightlifting record to athletic resume

Troy Shantz Sarnia multi-sport athletic wonder Carolyne Prevost has added another honour to her long list of accomplishments. Prevost set a new Rogue World Record at the annual Arnold Classic Strongman competition in Columbus, Ohio earlier this month when she completed 63 separate 225-pound deadlifts. She wasn’t the strongest woman at a single lift, she… Read more »

Seven cases of COVID-19 now confirmed in Sarnia-Lambton

Troy Shantz Two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Sarnia-Lambton, bringing the total number of cases to seven. All seven patients are being monitored in isolation at Bluewater Health, and four are in the intensive care unit (ICU), officials say. “It would not be a surprise, and nor should it be a surprise… Read more »

Sarnia man still stranded in Peru by Covid-19 pandemic

Troy Shantz A trip of a lifetime has turned into a nightmare for one Sarnia man stuck in Peru for weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kurtis Lush is one of about 1,300 Canadians trying to get out of Peru. Three Canadian government chartered planes ferried about 1,200 citizens back home over the past week,… Read more »